WILKES-BARRE — The sun beat down on the newly poured concrete sidewalks outside Mimmo’s Pizza, and inside Mark Bronsburg thought about the winter.
Construction workers have been toiling in the heat and humidity to dig up the old walkways as part of the latest phase of the downtown Streetscape project and replace them to smooth the way for people going around Public Square.
Bronsburg looked forward to an easier job shoveling snow without jamming a shovel against an upraised sidewalk paver.
He’s among the business owners around the Square who’ve been waiting for improvements to be made to match those on the opposite side. He’s also willing to put up with short-term inconveniences.